COVID-19 Centralized Information


The City of San Saba is closely monitoring the national outbreak of the novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19. The City is working with our public health partners at the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Emergency Management Coordinator to ensure the city has the best practices in place for the general public.

Click the following link for more details and protocols put in place by Governor Abbott: https://gov.texas.gov/organization/opentexas


New Declarations Issued by Ken Jordan, Mayor of City of San Saba, in his latest response to the COVID-19 crisis. Read in their entirety below:
Declaration Order No. 1 Stay Home-Work Safe
Disaster_Emergency Declaration

   

WHAT YOU CAN DO

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily (e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles) using a regular household detergent and water.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Practice physical distancing by keeping 6 feet between yourself and others. Social distancing should not mean social isolation: Our parks and trails remain open, and people are encouraged to get out and play.

The CDC has issued guidelines and quarantine recommendations for travelers returning from countries with elevated risk of coronavirus.

Learn more:
Statewide COVID-19 Case Map
Texas Department of State Health Services site on COVID-19
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) site on COVID-19 

LOCAL NOTICES:

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – City Hall Lobby Now Closed
ANUNCIO ESPECIAL – Noticia Pública City Hall Lobby Estara Cerrado

Declaration Order No. 1 Stay Home-Work Safe
Disaster_Emergency Declaration  

City Council Special Emergency Meeting 04.02.20
Cloud Meeting Recording 04.02.20

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – Due to the increased number of people staying at home at this time, PLEASE REFRAIN FROM FLUSHING LARGE AMOUNTS OF PAPER GOODS DOWN TOILETS, specifically baby wipes and any other type of paper product being substituted for toilet paper which will increase stoppages and strain the city sewer system.

STATE NOTICES:

As part of Office of the Governor Greg Abbott’s Report to Open Texas, DSHS has set safety standards for businesses, employees, and customers. Find these safety standards, or minimum recommended health protocols, here – dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/opentexas.aspx

Governor’s Report to Open Texas – gov.texas.gov/organization/opentexas

Office of the Governor COVID-19 Executive Order – Open Texas Booklet

Office of the Governor COVID-19 Earlier Executive Orders – View Here

 

BUSINESS:

FEDERAL:

Small Business Administration (SBA): The SBA provides low-interest, long-term Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EDIL)to small businesses and private non-profit organizations. 

*If applying for an EIDL loan, the SBA recommends using Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge*

Federal Reserve: Commercial Paper Funding Facility to support the flow of credit to households and businesses

Internal Revenue Service (IRS):

STATE:

Office of the Governor: Visit their website for a comprehensive list of resources and important COVID-19 updates.

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC): Visit their website for resources available to  employers and job seekers impacted by the COVID-19.

Texas Department of Insurance (TDI): Visit their website for an overview of insurance-related questions related to COVID-19.  

Texas State Comptroller: Visit their website to access information about state taxes, deferments and technical assistance during the #COVID19 pandemic.

OTHER: 

The Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) provided guidance to those directly or indirectly impacted.

Texas Restaurant Relief Fund – A small grant program from the Texas Restaurant Association

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are an alternative source of finance for small businesses. For additional information, please visit with each organization: 

SBA Lender Match: Connects Small Business with Participating SBA-approved Lenders

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) provides counseling to small businesses throughout Texas. For a list of resources to manage the impact and recovery, visit their website.

SCORE has chapters throughout Texas and provides in-person and virtual counseling and mentorship. They have also published resources and information to support small business, including: 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Combating Coronavirus

National Restaurant Association: Coronavirus Information and Resources

National Retail Federation: Coronavirus Resources for Retailers 

NFIB: Small Business Resources in Response to Coronavirus
 

HEALTHCARE

Federal:

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS): Is granting certain waivers and suspended non-emergency survey inspections. 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

COVID-19 Specific Information 

Small Business Administration (SBA): The SBA provides low-interest, long-term Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EDIL) to small businesses and private non-profit organizations. 

State:

Office of the Governor: 

  • Waived certain regulations and directed the Texas Department of Insurance to issue an emergency rule that will allow telemedicine visits for patients with state-regulated plans to be paid the same as in-office visit for insurance purposes. 
  • Fast-tracking temporary licensing for out-of-state physicians, physicians assistants, retired physicians and nurses to assist with in-person and telemedicine services

Texas Department of Insurance: Visit their website for an overview of insurance-related questions related to COVID-19. 

Texas Department of Agriculture/State Office of Rural Health (SORH): To contact SORH, email: ruralhealth@texasagriculture.gov

COMMUNITIES & INDIVIDUALS 

COMMUNITIES:

Resources Guide to COVID-19 for Government Leaders 

Texas Department of State Health Services: COVD-19 Communication Tools

FAMILIES/INDIVIDUALS: 

Center for Disease and Control (CDC): COVID – 19 

Meals for Kids

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC): Visit their website for resources available to  employers and job seekers impacted by the COVID-19.

 Resources for Job Seekers 

If an individual’s employment has been affected by COVID-19 they may apply for benefits either online by using the Unemployment Benefits Services (UBS) or by calling TWC at 800.939.6631 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday. UBS can be accessed at any time. For additional information, visit TWC’s website.